diacritical

[dahy-uh-krit-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
serving to distinguish; distinctive.
2.
capable of distinguishing.
3.
Phonetics. serving as a diacritic.

Origin:
1740–50; diacritic + -al1

diacritically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To diacritical
Collins
World English Dictionary
diacritical (ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a diacritic
2.  showing up a distinction
 
dia'critically
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
When entering the author's last name be certain that the capitals, hyphens, and
  diacritical marks are in the correct place.
Diacritical marks are a necessary part of a name and will be used.
All appropriate names with and without diacritical marks are returned.
It is not necessary to use uppercase letters or diacritical marks in searching.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;